Lake District

Home of Beatrix Potter, dramatic landscapes and fascinating history.

Ashness Woods in autumn sun, Borrowdale, Lake District

Autumn in the Lake District 

Coming to the Lake District when the fells are turning from green to gold? We think it's one of the best times to visit - here are our top 10 things to do in autumn.

A red deer stag and two hinds

Christmas in the Lakes 

Sit by the open fire with a glass of mulled cider, decorate gingerbread, take a peaceful stroll in the fresh air to spot some wildlife or stay a bit longer in one of our cottages – that’s a Lake District Christmas for you.

Holidays in the Lake District

Where will you explore today?

Looking after the Lakes

A view over two lakes

The 13 valleys of the Lake District World Heritage Site 

The Lakes is home to 13 valleys. Read about the history of each of them, and how they make up the World Heritage Site.